Movie directors, former SeaWorld trainers, even the guy who trained “Flipper” are diving into the Vancouver Aquarium debate over whether whales and dolphins should be phased out of captivity.
Director of the academy award winning film “The Cove” Louie Psihoyos sent a letter to the Vancouver Park Board.
“They are trying to import a couple dolphins from Japan, where they come from and how they got there is dubious. The Japanese aquariums aren’t very good about documenting where these animals came from. So they could come from the infamous dolphin drives, which we highlighted in our movie “The Cove.”
“The Cove” star and Flipper trainer Ric O’Barry wrote a letter to the Mayor of Vancouver offering his assistance to help release the dolphins and whales into sea pens, or the wild.
More than 100 people are signed up to speak at a special Park Board meeting Saturday on the issue.